Small-scale fisheries are Too Big To Ignore

Too Big to Ignore is a new research network and knowledge mobilization partnership to promote and revitalize small-scale fisheries.

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New Book: Governability of Fisheries and Aquaculture

This volume illustrates the contribution of interactive governance theory to understanding core fisheries and aquaculture challenges.

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Too Big To Ignore is a research network and knowledge mobilization partnership established to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries (SSF), to argue against their marginalization in national and international policies, and to develop research and governance capacity to address global fisheries challenges

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State of the Art

Total annual catch

Total annual catch

Source: World Bank/FAO/WorldFish (2010)

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Aliou Sall

Aliou Sall is a researcher specializing in development studies in the field of fisheries. He is the director of the NGO called CREDETIP, formed in 1989 and based in Senegal whose purpose is to provide support to fishing communities. [read more]

News & Updates

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Welcome the SSF Profiles!

The Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF) is releasing a major update: SSF profiles! Since its official release in September, the Information System on Small-scal ...[read more]

Upcoming conferences: MARE, ICES & IMBIZO IV

  1) MARE “People and the Sea VIII” Conference, 24-26 June, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is organizing “People and the Sea ...[read more]

Sign up to TBTI new Research Clusters

TBTI is moving into a new phase with the organization of activities around twelve ‘research clusters’, several of which are linked to the original themes, but many are added ba ...[read more]


Officially launched in September 2012, this six-year long Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project is an open network that encourages anyone interested in SS ...[read more]